Graduate Entry Introduction

PLEASE BE AWARE: Due to a system upgrade, the online Graduate School application will be available on or after July 15th.

This video is an overview of the Graduate Entry program and the admissions process. It should answer many of the questions you may have about the Graduate Entry Program. If you contact the College of Nursing, we will expect that you have already viewed this video.

The Graduate Entry option provides an opportunity for students with a baccalaureate degree in a major other than nursing to earn a Master of Science in nursing. After meeting prerequisites, students complete all necessary coursework leading to a master’s degree in approximately three years of full-time study. Students select a specialty at the time of application to the Graduate Entry option. After completing five semesters of full-time study, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). Eligibility for certification in the specialty area will occur upon graduation.

The primary goal of the Graduate Entry option is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing in a variety of clinical settings ranging from private practices, clinics, hospitals, and businesses to managed care organizations and governmental agencies. Students acquire knowledge, values, and skills necessary for advanced practice nursing through coursework, clinical experience, and research.

At the heart of the master’s program are active, collaborative relationships between faculty, The Ohio State University Medical Center’s teaching hospitals, and community-based preceptors.

Essential skills
Graduates enter the workforce with the skills and competencies to:
• assume an advanced practice role
• put theory and research into practice with individuals, families, and communities
• develop, implement, and assess nursing strategies to assure quality of care
• utilize leadership skills for positive change in policies at the local, regional, and
national level
• adapt professionally to the constantly changing health care environment
• contribute to the advancement of the profession


For more information on the application process, how to be a competitive applicant, and a sample curriculum, click here or consult the links below.

See MS GE Admissions      See  Tuition & Fees      See  Financial Aid
See MS GE Coursework
See MS GE Prerequisites
See Schedule a Visit
See Graduate Specialties
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